Ernakulam Rural Police District was formed on 01-04.1966. The district comprises of an area of 2330.659 Sq. Kms. The district has been divided into 5 police Sub Divisions viz 1) Aluva, 2) Perumbavoor and 3) Muvattupuzha 4) Puthencruz 5) Munambam.
Presently, 34 police stations, Cyber Crime Police station and one Women Cell are functioning in this district. Other special units functioning in this district are District Special Branch, District Crime Records Bureau, District Crime Branch and Narcotic Cell. In addition to this, there is an Armed Reserve Police Camp, with a Motor Transport Wing is also here for assisting the local police in maintaining law and order. For taking care along the National and state highways in the district, there are 4 Highway Police patrolling vehicles viz. 1) K- 23 (NH 47 Muttom to Karukutty), 2) K-24 (NH -17 Moothakunnam to Gosree Bridge) 3) K-25 (MC Road Angamaly to Choorakuzhy (Koothattukulam)) and 4) K-51 (AM Road Aluva to Kothamangalam ) are operating in this district.
Apart from this, Cochin International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the Country, is situated within Nedumbassery PS limits (SHO is an officer not below the rank of Inspector of Police). The Birthplace of Jagad Guru Adi Sankaracharya within Kalady PS and Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple within Chottaniakra PS limits, Malayatoor St. Thomas Church within Kalady PS limits, Siva Rathri Manappuram, Aluva, where pilgrims from various parts of India arrive, are in this district. Police aid posts have been functioning in the Airport and at Chottanikkara, Muvattupuzha, Pampakuda, Aluva Railway square and Aluva Sivarathry Manappuram